Re: What's the trick to mowing grass on a steep hill with a gas pushmower

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by DerbyDad03, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. DerbyDad03

    DerbyDad03 Guest

    There is no trick. You simply use one of these (pick the model that
    matches your requirements)

    http://www.flymo.com/node2417.aspx?nid=16702

    Just swing it back and forth as you traverse the slope.
     
    DerbyDad03, Jun 11, 2010
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    Tony Guest

    I had no idea they still made those! Or maybe started making them
    again. I see Husqvarna has the name. Do they sell them in the US?
     
    Tony, Jun 11, 2010
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    I live in the US but used to be part of a "global team" with members
    from Australia.

    Other than the time difference making conference calls and prompt
    responses a bit difficult, we had a great time comparing life in the
    US with life "down under".

    It was an Aussie who told me about the Fly-Mo. He said he had one and
    that they are great on slopes. He said he has one area where he
    lowered it down on 2 ropes and could swing it back and forth.
     
    DerbyDad03, Jun 11, 2010
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  4. DerbyDad03

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    Dunno...I'm just telling you what I remember from a few years back
    when I first heard of "hovering mowers". The guy had some way of
    controlling it with a rope. Mayby he just lowered the mower striaght
    up and down.
     
    DerbyDad03, Jun 11, 2010
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    Bob F Guest

    You'd probably need to attach much closer to the bottom - near the vertical
    center-of-mass ideally.
     
    Bob F, Jun 11, 2010
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    Guest

    think grouncover, whatever is common to your area and very hardy.

    less wqork no maintence, nice flowers of some sort.

    a real win win win
     
    , Jun 12, 2010
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    mm Guest

    Why would that be less dangerous? It says nothing about hills on the
    webpage and it seems to me that if it's floating, it's even easier to
    get your foot under it.

    Not only that, if it's heavy, its tendenecy is to keep all 4 wheels on
    the ground. Since the user of the flymo will be uphill from the
    mower, won't every time he lowers his arms cause the front of the
    mower to go up and the rear to go down, making for a very uneven cut
    and a blade that can easily throw things at anyone in front of it.

    Just some thoughts. Maybe I'm wrong. But I don't see why this is
    especially suited for a slope.
     
    mm, Jun 12, 2010
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  8. DerbyDad03

    DerbyDad03 Guest

    Are you looking for a hover mower's web site that specifically says
    that they are good for slopes?

    Stolen without permission from:

    http://www.hovermower.com/hovermower.htm

    "For a fast professional cut on steep slopes, wet grounds, lake banks,
    sand traps, retaining walls and awkward hard to reach angles
    HoverMowerT is the answer!"
     
    DerbyDad03, Jun 12, 2010
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  9. DerbyDad03

    DerbyDad03 Guest

    re: " I looked up hover mowers"

    Where?

    re: "the weak plastic blades"

    The HoverMowerT site (aka Eastman Industries) says:

    "Stainless steel blades for long life and clean cut"

    re: "the blades are purportedly puny, about 2 inches"

    Come on...where are you getting your info?

    Once again, the HoverMowerT site (aka Eastman Industries) says:

    Cut Width: 19 inches

    re: "can't cut high grass"

    I'm not sure what your definition of "high grass" is, but the
    HoverMowerT can be set for a cut height of 4". That must mean it can
    cut grass higher than that. It doesn't say how much higher, but it's
    gotta be higher that 4" if it can cut it *down* to that height.

    As I said earlier, I'm not endorsing them, I'm just quoting from their
    website.

    "For a fast professional cut on steep slopes, wet grounds, lake banks,
    sand traps, retaining walls and awkward hard to reach angles
    HoverMowerT is the answer!"
     
    DerbyDad03, Jun 14, 2010
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